National strategy on people's health released
VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha signed a decision approving the national strategy to protect, care for and improve people's health by 2030, with a vision to 2045 to ensure that everyone could access to the best medical services.
The strategy targets to prevent and control diseases, especially emerging infectious ones, respond to climate change and public health emergencies.
It aims to better the quality and efficiency of the health service supply network from the central to the grassroots level to respond to changing disease pattern; maintain replacement fertility levels; reduce fertility differences between regions and groups; and develop high quality human resources.
By 2045, the healthcare system will improve the quality of services in line with advanced countries in the region, meeting increasing and diverse needs of the people and achieving the universal healthcare coverage.
To improve people's health, the strategy puts forth solutions such as speeding up the implementation of the Viet Nam Health Program and the hygiene movement to improve people's health, the health of mothers, new-borns and children; and to reduce the rate of children with disabilities, especiall those living in ethnic-inhabited, mountainous and border areas, and islands.
Viet Nam will increase investment in preventive health networks and testing capacity to ensure sufficient capacity to forecast, monitor and detect epidemics early, and control them promptly and effectively.
The strategy also targets to ensure equality in accessing medical check-up and treatment services./.